|Room 7 - Rosamond, California|
Children don't know. They haven't been told yet how everything works. They don't know what different rules, principals and laws there are. They haven't been told what they can and cannot do. Because of this, they don't have boxes and limits.
Since there are no boxes or limits, kids are free to explore. The sky is the limit! Anything is possible. Their developing minds are eager to understand. Children are quite curious about it all. That's why they are so full of questions.
|Copy Machine - Mojave, California|
Creative photographers stop for a moment and ask themselves all sorts of questions about the scene in front of them before they capture the photograph. Those that make a successful photograph do so because, while asking questions, they were able to think about the scene in a different way than what everyone else has done before.
You have to cultivate curiosity, and the way to do that is to find the mysterious and question it. Keep questioning it, in fact, until an original thought forms about it. Once you've thought about the scene in a way that "nobody yet has thought about [it]" then you are able to creatively capture it.
It is that inner child you must find--the one that doesn't yet know everything and is eager to explore and understand the world around them. You have to be full of questions--be more eager to question than to expose. That's how you cultivate curiosity.